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Re: [E-devel] FC5 & X.org X11R7 with entrance

On 4/2/06, Laurence Vanek <lvanek@charter.net> wrote:
> Depends what you mean by CORRECTLY.    Building from CVS (and that is
> what I desire to do) & running "make install" does the installation.  I
> am installing in the default locations (i.e. /usr/local).

./autogen --prefix=/usr
would be nicer. Don't you think so? It will go with the Fedora
principle that we should avoid installing in /usr/local

> I am not exactly a "rookie" at building e17 from CVS.  For months I had
> been doing it sucessfully with FC4.
> I fall in the user category of "knows enough to be dangerous".

I wasn't referring to you at all when I wrote my email. :) I know that
you're not a rookie at building those and you have sufficient
experience such that you do not mess up the system.

I was pointing out that if you have done a proper installation in
whatever manner, the script (generated by switchdesk) should be fine.

> When e17 is someday officially released into the community I will get
> onboard with rpms.  But not now.

I do respect your personal choices. I do not force anybody to install
RPMS. Whatever people do with their boxes is their own business. I
just wanted to point out that if one is using Fedora  Core Linux, well
RPMS is just the natural way. It is the *heart* of the distro. Well
what I just said is not a secret.

And everything (scripts, configurations, etc...) in Fedora assumes
that you have an RPM package installed. Installing via RPMS will
ensure that you keep track of the files /packages you installed (plus
you upgrade them easily) and keep your system safe.  And that's why I
pointed out that such scripts pointed above should not be a concern.

Of course for a person that is not a rookie and installing otherwise,
it shouldn't be of a concern too!

With kind regards,

Yum/apt repository for DR17/EFL: http://sps.nus.edu.sg/~didierbe

Didier F.B Casse
PhD candidate, Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)
National University of Singapore.